Röchling Group Names New CEO
Prof. Dr. Hanns-Peter Knaebel will be the new CEO of Röchling SE & Co. KG, Mannheim, Germany. On October 1, 2017, he will join the Executive Board of the Röchling Group and be in charge of Medicine as Deputy Chairman. On January 1, 2018, Knaebel will then take on the position of CEO, as Ludger Bartels (64) will be retiring at the turn of the year.
Hanns-Peter Knaebel (48) has a PhD in medicine worked for 12 years at the Department of Surgery at Heidelberg University Hospital. He played a major role in building up the Clinical Study Center of the Department of Surgery at Heidelberg University Hospital and the study center of the German Surgical Society. From 2004 to 2006, parallel to his work he studied for a degree in economics at the University of Salzburg, Austria, which he completed with a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA). In the same year, he qualified as professor at the University of Heidelberg’s Medical Faculty. In 2007, Knaebel became the head of the Clinical Science department at Aesculap. Five months later, he was entrusted with global responsibility for Marketing and Sales. In 2008, Prof. Knaebel was appointed as a member of the Executive Board of Aesculap AG and was its Chairman from 2009 onwards. He represented Aesculap as a member of the Executive Board of the family-owned company B. Braun Melsungen AG, a medical technology manufacturer.
Röchling is delighted to have Knaebel on board as an experienced and innovative business leader and renowned medical technician. This is because medical technology is the most significant strategic growth segment for the Röchling Group. Erwin Doll (Automotive), Franz Lübbers (Industrial), Steffen Rowold (Finance) and Ludger Bartels (as CEO until the turn of the year) will remain members of Röchling’s Executive Board alongside Knaebel.
Röchling SE & Co. KG
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